Posts Tagged ‘ Codecs ’

An Introduction about Codecs and Codec Packs

June 12, 2012
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“Codec” is a technical term for compression/decompression. In addition, its definitive meaning is compress/decompress and code/decode. Many of these variations have a similar meaning. A Codec is software format that minimizes large video files, and make them usable on computers. Codecs are required for media players, so they could play media formats. Without them playing music and movies will be unbearable. Consider the fact that compressed files basically include a number of the data perfectly located at the original file, the codec could be the necessary “translator” that decides what data causes it to be in the compressed version...

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Something about FFDshow Codec Pack you need for Playing Videos

February 21, 2012
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Something about FFDshow Codec Pack you need for Playing Videos

As new video and audio formats continue onward throughout development stages, it’s becoming harder and harder to be certain that your personal computer has gotten the required software to playback the newest and updated multimedia files. If you suddenly have a need to playback a format you haven’t seen before, the thing you don’t want to accomplish is spend hours determining why it’s not going to play, and only to discover you have to purchase a new decoder of some type. FFDshow codec pack is the most steady and stable development on codec packs, while some codec support more formats FFDshow is...

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How to Capture frames in WebM videos using FVI

August 25, 2011
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How to Capture frames in WebM videos using FVI

Capture frames in WebM videos using FVI A little info about webM, WebM is an open media file format designed for the web. Its files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 video codec and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis audio codec. The file structure is based on the Matroska media container. more info Ok, so now you have downloaded, or had a WebM video that you want to put up in a site, and you want to make thumbnails for it to post in your blog, social site etc. And, you probably have already installed the...

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3 Ways to play any video format

August 23, 2011
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3 Ways to play any video format

Let’s start from the easiest, and to a more time consuming approach. Easy Catch! 1. Download the VLC Player. Playing DVD’s videos on your desktop/laptop wouldn’t be a problem if you have a VLC player. The Famous VLC player, a  free open source software that has helped millions of users worldwide in playing different video formats without using or installing any codecs. Pro vs Cons Pros FREE Supports a large number of audio, video and streaming formats! Not memory-intensive Simple user interface Platform-independent Cons Lacks multiple selection feature Can’t use escape key to exit full-screen view No comprehensive help...

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How to play WebM files in windows media player

August 22, 2011
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How to play WebM files in windows media player

Playing WebM files into Windows Media Player Let’s take a recap. WebM files or formats where meant and designed for use on the web. With its high resolution and fast playback, it competes with other web media formats like FLV and H.264. Its files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 video codec and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis audio codec. The file structure is based on the Matroska media container, like so. Check my blog here if you want to know why do I want webM videos. This isn’t much of a problem, since you can easily...

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H.264 versus Google’s VP8

April 16, 2011
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H.264 versus Google’s VP8

We have H.264, the tried-and-true industry codec for high-quality multimedia compression that has found itself caught up in a larger battle of open versus proprietary versus licensed standards for Web multimedia distribution. But let me just give you a short definition of the two codec. The H.264 is a standard for video compression, and is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of high definition video while the VP8 is defined as a high quality, royalty free, open source codec deployed on millions of computers and devices worldwide. According to Encoding.com, 66...

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VP8 Tools for WebM

April 15, 2011
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VP8 Tools for WebM

Google wrapped up Vorbis and VP8 into WebM and is offering it as open source to help drive a fully open standard for media online including video. Nearly everyone and their brother have jumped on board and so it’s time to start looking at how to begin implementing it as it could be the next best thing. The tools are still in the proverbial Stone Age as it’s just been announced recently and you’ll need some tech savvies to get going. Here are the five list of free VP8 webM tools support that I found. First is the FFMPEG,a...

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Kudos, WebM video!

April 13, 2011
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Kudos, WebM video!

Since the day WebM join the list of open and freely usable Web formats, video finally became a first-class citizen of the Web. That was a big deal, and the day will always be remembered in the history of the Web. At Fast Video Indexer, we’re proud to add support for WebM. A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. The project releases WebM related software under a BSD license and all users are granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free patent license. To get more control over...

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Why do I want webM?

April 8, 2011
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Why do I want webM?

WebM is an open media file format designed for the web. Its files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 video codec and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis audio codec. The file structure is based on the Matroska media container. A key factor in the web’s success is that its core technologies such as HTML, HTTP, and TCP/IP are open and freely implementable. Though video is also now core to the web experience, there is unfortunately no open and free video format that is on par with the leading commercial choices. To that end, the WebM project...

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The most common video problem

May 26, 2010
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Without any doubt the single most common problem people have today with Fast video indexer are codec related crashes. Lets start with the technical bit and and the end of the text I will give you a practical tip on how you can solve your codec issues the easy way. Windows has a really awesome, but at the same time, very complicated system for programming videos applications, called direct show. There are other alternative programming interfaces but if you want the best of features and speed you need to go the direct show way. That is what Fast video...

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